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SLEEPING IN TRAFFIC: PART TWO

Beardfish

 

Eclectic Prog

4.19 | 516 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
5 stars Beardfish's fourth record from 2008: "Sleeping in Traffic: Part Two" contains very much great music for the interesting listeners. It's not either very complicated to understand. The cover is mostly brown but it also shows a streat with a forest on the left side. The band comes from Gävle (Gästrikland, Sweden) and is still active with doing great music.

This record has eight tracks but is dominated by the rather long title song. The starter and the closer are short, soft and instrumental. "Into the night" shows how majestic the sound of the organ/keyboards is and it is a happy and playful song with a bright progressive mood. "The Hunter" is also sharpe and beautiful and "South of the border" is one of my favourite with a very humouristic text with a telling melody which changes during time. A very clever composition. "Cashflow" is instrumental and wonderful. It whirls towards new dimension with pretentious beauty and the sound of the keys reminds me of "Kullamannen" a great children television from the 60s. "The Downward Spiral/Chimay" proves the band's skillful musicians with a lot of technique and the melody is almost classical. "Sleeping in Traffic" finally is amazing but you have to be alert and rested to get it. This episodic compositions shows all of Beardfish's talent. And this is a perfect opportunity to study the lyrics. They are very funny and humouristic. The singer Rikard Sjöblom does a good work on this record. Beardfish is one of the best modern progressive bands in my opinion and this record is surely worth listening. There is something innocent about it I like.

Best tracks: South of the border, Cashflow, Sleeping in traffic Worst track: No, every one is great!

DrömmarenAdrian | 5/5 |

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